Andrea Lobo,  —

Andrea Lobo is a Science writer at BioNews. She holds a Biology degree and a PhD in Cell Biology/Neurosciences from the University of Coimbra-Portugal, where she studied stroke biology. She was a postdoctoral and senior researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health in Porto, in drug addiction, studying neuronal plasticity induced by amphetamines. As a research scientist for 19 years, Andrea participated in academic projects in multiple research fields, from stroke, gene regulation, cancer, and rare diseases. She authored multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She shifted towards a career in science writing and communication in 2022.

Articles by Andrea Lobo

Remote COPD patient monitoring tied to reduced hospitalizations

Remote monitoring reduced hospitalization rates and emergency room visits for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a recent study has shown. At the same time, outpatient office visits increased, suggesting remote patient monitoring may help shift care to a less expensive and burdensome setting. “These results support the…

Remote monitoring program may help reduce hospital readmissions

Biofourmis and Beacon Health System have partnered for an in-home monitoring program specifically meant for patients with complex chronic diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), during their post-discharge period. Patient-reported data will be automatically collected, analyzed, and presented in a continuously updated dashboard visible to clinicians.

Signify Health Offering At-home Spirometry Test to Diagnose COPD

Signify Health, a U.S. healthcare platform, has added spirometry testing for chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) to its in-home diagnostic and preventive services. The company began offering spirometry testing in select locations earlier this year, with at-home evaluations available to Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plan members. “In-home…

AeroRx, HCmed Team Up on New Combo of Bronchodilators for COPD

AeroRx Therapeutics is teaming up with HCmed Innovations to develop a new therapeutic combination of different classes of bronchodilators — medications that help open up the airways, making breathing easier — for the treatment of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The new combo would be delivered using…